Ninety-two years after its initial release, Minneapolis trio Brute Heart were commissioned by the Walker Art Center to construct a soundtrack for the German Expressionist film, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”. Deftly evoking its subject matter, the score transitions from moment to movement; gorgeous, elegant viola & cello swell to tense alien landscapes to mystic passages of looping melody. It’s a style uniquely their own, one in which Brute Heart have been mining via bass, drums, viola, keyboard & their collective voices for two prior full-lengths (Brass Beads & Lonely Hunter, the latter on Soft Abuse). Few have the compositional prowess of these three & Moon Glyph is grateful to release in its entirety, their formally recorded score to this silent noir masterpiece.

Brute Heart

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Format CS
Catalog Number MG53
Edition 150
Side A

1. These Are Spirits
2. Alan, My Friend
3. Fairgrounds
4. Til Dawn Tomorrow
5. Alan, My Friend (Reprise)
6. Prophecy
7. Stealth
8. Suspects

Side B

1. There Are Spirits (Reprise)
2. Somnabulist
3. Irrenanstalt
4. I Shall Unravel
5. Compelled
6. Drop Your Mask
7. Garden Story
8. There Are Spirits (Finale)

Brute Heart

Crystal Brinkman
Jackie Beckey
Crystal Myslajek

Modular Synthesizer

John Marks
Jonathan Kaiser


John Marks
Minneapolis, MN – Fall 2012


Jonathan Kaiser
Steve Rosborough